Mate of Mine

Mate of Mine: A Vampire Paranormal Gay Romance (Rescue Inc Book 1) by Megs Pritchard

Now…see how I never read blurbs. I had this in kindle library, read the title, and figured yeah I could do with some werewolf smut. I do like me some werewolf smut now and then. I was also sure I needed an M for my A-Z Title Challenge, so it would be to kill two birds with one stone.

Make that zero birds with a gazillion stones.

I don’t mind, I really don’t. I sat on the sofa, had a glass of wine and some chocolate, and I read a story beginning with an M when I, in fact, already had a story with an M. And it wasn’t werewolf smut, it was vampire smut, which I would’ve realized if I’d read the blurb LOL.

It doesn’t matter, this is a paranormal hurt-comfort story. Jeremy has escaped an abusive ex, but then a storm hits, and he’s rescued by a vampire. That vampire happens to be his mate, something the vampire knows and understand withing seconds of meeting him, but Jeremy only has heard of.

Jeremy slowly lets Donnie, the vampire, in, but nothing ever easy, is it?

A solid paranormal read.

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Mate of MineA new twist in the paranormal world where vampires and humans coexist.
Is human Jeremy willing to take a chance on vampire Donnie?

Having escaped an abusive relationship, Jeremy Sutton has learned the hard way that you can only rely on yourself. Just as he was getting his life back on track, it’s thrown into chaos: first by a flood and then by the person who rescues him.
It was just another rescue mission for Donnie Smith, a vampire, until his eyes met Jeremy’s. He’d finally found his mate but convincing Jeremy to trust him was harder than he thought. After everything Jeremy had suffered, he wasn’t willing to be hurt again.
Time and patience allow’s their relationship to deepen and finally move forward, but someone from Jeremy’s past threatens to destroy everything.

Can Donnie save the man he loves or will he lose him forever?
This is a gay paranormal romance featuring vampires and humans, and includes hot sexy men rescuing those in need and finding their fated mates along the way.

Warning: This does include a small amount of violence and an attempted rape.

A – Z | Xavier: Gay Vampire Romance

Xavier by J.S. Morbius and J.D. Morgan

I like reading challenges. One of the reasons I’ve done the shelfaton in the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads a few times is because it gets me reading books I never would’ve read otherwise. I, for example, never browse for BDSM books, but by doing challenges I’ve read some I really like. That’s not always the case, though. The downside of reading challenges… I needed an X, and if I hadn’t needed an X, I would’ve quit this book a couple of pages in.

Harsh, yes, and normally I never would’ve written a blog post about it. Trashing books isn’t my thing. I believe there are readers for every book. A book I dislike, you might love and the other way around – that’s the beauty of books, is it not?

So what about Xavier? Yeah, I have this thing that drives me insane, and that is when the characters speak and throw in the name of the person they’re talking to…in every damn sentence. Now, I know this a pet peeve of mine, and some might not even notice it, but five pages in and I was ready to throw my phone through the window. I took a breather for a couple of days, before diving into the books again.

But never mind that. The story, I missed the point. I don’t mind skirting the edge of consent as long as we’re clear that’s what we’re doing. Stealing someone’s will, keeping them captive, and turning them into a vampire against their will is not a budding romance in my mind. And then it’s followed by love declarations. I mean, like, really? I would’ve staked the bastard, had it been me.

So up until 70% of the books, I was waiting for the ‘real’ love interested to show up. Turns out the MC and I weren’t on the same page LOL.

That’s enough of me being bitch, sorry. I got an X for my A-Z Title Challenge, so that’s great. And I didn’t mean to put you off the book. If you like vampires and a dark edge to your romance, then this might be perfect for you!

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Xavier: Gay Vampire RomanceIsaac instantly becomes intrigued with a handsome man he notices across the room at the club. Turns out, this man has certainly noticed Isaac, and has been watching him the entire night. Too bad he’s disappeared before Isaac could make a move.

For the next few weeks the man seems show up everywhere Isaac is, constantly watching him. The more he sees the mysterious stranger, the deeper his interest becomes. Oddly, every time Isaac makes a move toward the mystifying stranger, he disappears from view, almost as if he were a ghost.

Xavier Kane has been searching for centuries for someone just like Isaac. Someone he could spend his life with, share his dreams with, and eventually, continue the bloodline. He sets off a little game of cat and mouse, designed to tempt Isaac into getting to know him. Xavier Kane isn’t an ordinary man, though, and he hides a big secret until the very end.

Will his deception be the end of Isaac and Xavier’s budding love, or will Isaac give in to the promises made for love eternal.

What does the future hold for Isaac and Xavier?


A-Z Title Challenge 2020

A – All I See

B – Bearly Dating

C – Champagne Kisses

D

E

F

G – A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness

H – Howl

I – I Will Meet You at Asphodel’s Pit

J

K

L – Landslide

M

N

O – Out For Delivery

P – Purrfect Harmony

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W – Words

X – Xavier

Y

Z

I started a Pinterest board for M/M books sorted by title, if you need help finding a title on a certain letter.

 

Jaeger’s Lost and Found – A Soaked Vampire Kind of Story

*drum roll*

Thunder and rain at Jaeger's Lost & FoundToday’s the day when Archibald Jaeger and Gael Murray step out into the rain and leave the old book shop behind to face the world. It’s not an ordinary world they’re facing, no it’s a world where it never stops raining, a world where humans and non-humans are living in different districts.

Archie is a finder, though a rather crappy one. His best friend Edie is part nagi and therefore shunned by the non-human world. Together, Archie and Edie run Jaeger’s Lost and Found, and their latest client is a vampire doomed to die within a few days since he’s lost his connections.

I had a plan for 2019, and Jaeger’s Lost and Found wasn’t part of that plan, but I was browsing JMS Books‘ website and saw a call for stories about lost connections. It was a month left till the deadline and I figured I wouldn’t make it, but this idea of a man meant to find things popped up in my mind.

I talked it over with my writing pals, Al and Amy, saying I probably wouldn’t make, and it was no use in trying, and the idea probably wasn’t any good anyway.

I went to bed, and the next day I started writing. The minimum word limit was 12k so that was my goal – three weeks later my supposed 12k story had turned into a 28k story.

Writing this story was so much fun!

Archie stared; he didn’t care if Gael could see the shock on his face. No one wanted to get to know him. He ran a hand over his chest, nervously making sure his suit vest hadn’t creased.

“So fucking proper,” Gael growled, and it sent a tingle skidding over Archie’s skin. Inappropriate, he reminded himself. No tingles around clients, it was not how he operated.

“Oh no, do I have to stop?”

“What?”

“You have this look…is it a thing we have to get?” Gael slowed down, looking around.

Archie rubbed his chest again. “No, it’s fine, you can keep going.” As soon as the words were out of his mouth there was a tug inside of him, more than a tug, it insisted. “Sorry, yes, I think we have to turn.”

“What?” Gael pushed some hair from his face. “Turn? Where?”

“Erm…” Archie breathed through another pull. “Next exit to the right.”

Gael grinned. “We would have anyway.”

“We’re already in Aspal?” That went faster and wasn’t nearly as excruciating as Archie had imagined.

“No.” Gael flashed fangs much like Edie used to, but he only had a single set. When Edie did it was playful, to him at least, though he had no doubt others found it terrifying. Gael on the other hand… Archie tingled again.

“I need a snack.”

“Charming.”

“Oh, I can be Mr. Jaeger, I can be.”

Archie swallowed but shook off Gael’s words. “It’s a vampire thing, right?”

For a second surprise flickered in Gael’s eyes before he turned back to look at the mostly deserted road. Archie squinted past the rain and the windshield wipers to a sign indicating an exit.

“Ah, yeah, we can give people mental nudges, but most often we don’t need to, though. Most species instinctively want to please us.”

Archie forced himself not to show any emotion. Instinctively want to please—that wasn’t fair. Vampires already had many advantages compared to most species—they were fast, strong, and immortal. They could die, so not indestructible, but unless someone chopped their head off or cut off their mental connections, they’d live forever.

Gael turned off the freeway and toward what almost looked like a ghost town. Stratholm wasn’t a fancy district by any means, but Archie wouldn’t voluntarily go here. It was where the ghost hand wanted him to go, though.

“You don’t feel it?”

Archie blinked a couple of times, his eyes gritty from lack of sleep and his heart thundering at the thought of leaving the car. “Feel what?”

Gael frowned. “A pull, a desire to please me?”

Archie looked at him, his flawless skin, beautiful lips, and the dark eyes. He wouldn’t have minded seeing him panting and sweaty, eyes shining with lust—irrational thinking. Archie never got into bed with strangers, and few stayed long enough to get to know him.

JMS is having a 20% discount on Jaeger’s Lost and Found for its first week, so head on over there, or if you prefer to shop elsewhere you’ll find where it’s available here:

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Jaeger's Lost & FoundJaeger’s Lost and Found is the only finder shop to be had on the whole of the west coast. The problem is, Archibald Jaeger, the last of the Jaeger line, seems to be defective. A result of too many generations of crossbreeding with humans. But Jaegers are finders, and there’s nothing to be done about it.

Gael Murray has lost his connections. A vampire can’t survive without the energy exchange he has with the members of his coven through mental links. And, as of this morning, they’ve all vanished. Gael will die if he doesn’t reinstate his connections through a blood exchange. And his only hope to find the other members of his coven is to hire a finder.

Even a terrible finder is better than none at all.

Together Gael and Archie set out to save Gael’s life, but what was an already difficult task becomes nearly insurmountable. And Archie, who can never find what he’s looking for, finds himself falling in love with a man he’ll be hard pressed to save.